Its January again, and time to honor the Supreme Court decision of 1973, Roe v. Wade.
This 40-year-old decision is at the core of womens rights the right of women to control their own bodies.
It found a personal right to privacy in the Ninth Amendment to the Constitution, protecting the right of a woman to make decisions about her body, including the decision to terminate a pregnancy.
It changed the cultural landscape of America by giving women flexibility to plan their own parenting opportunities.
Despite right-wing rhetoric, the majority of Americans still agree that, while they may personally oppose abortion, a womans right to choose is a private one that belongs to the woman and not to the government.
Thats what pro-choice advocates have been saying all along its your choice. No one should force you to have an abortion, or prevent you from having or choosing that option. Thats the crux of the Roe v. Wade decision: Its a matter of privacy.
Support your right to choose. Join pro-choice activists on Jan. 22 at 12:30 p.m. at Broad and Higuera streets in San Luis Obispo to demonstrate your support for choice.